|Object Type||Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection|
|Dimensions||9 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (23.81 x 12.07 cm)|
|Medium||Graphite and black ink on paper|
|Credit Line||Bates College Museum of Art, Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, Gift of Norma Berger, 1955.1.6|
This ink drawing, as well as the next two (1955.1.7 and 1955.1.8), depict square-shouldered muscle men, nude except for tight briefs and executed in the same heavily shaded manner. Inspiration for these drawings probably derives from the male figure in a photograph Hartley took of a shirtless man in long pants, in the same pose—showing off his muscular arms held akimbo, hands on hips, and V-shaped torso.
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